St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute

Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board certified, award-winning ophthalmologist specializing in advanced cataract & refractive surgery. He is fellowship trained in cornea and external diseases. His practice focuses on cataract surgery and cutting edge treatments for dry eye disease and surface optimization procedures. These additional procedures are used to improve cataract surgical outcomes.

After obtaining his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and volunteered to go with a U.S. Marine Corps infantry battalion overseas for 2 deployments, including Afghanistan, after 9/11. Upon returning home to New York City after finishing 5 years of active duty military service, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center, eventually serving as a chief resident. Finally, he completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the world-renowned Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University, in NYC.

As a cataract & refractive surgeon at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, Dr. Rodriguez has performed thousands of surgeries on patients from all over the world. During this time, he has also developed specialized algorithms on cutting-edge treatments for dry eye disease. He continuously serves as a consultant on numerous medical advisory boards for several pharmaceutical companies offering his opinion. This is a result of his experience with cataract surgery and dry eye disease. He is published in medical journals and a frequent speaker at meetings on cataract surgery and dry eye disease treatments. His lectures have taken him to four different continents and resulted in him being graced with numerous awards including Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who Among Healthcare Professionals & Executives in America, the Mellinger Medical Award and the Hy Berman Memorial Award in Ophthalmology.

He loves what he does and continuously strives to provide every patient with the best possible surgical outcome. He believes that a well informed patient always has better results than one who is left in the dark. In order to achieve this, Dr. Rodriguez and his staff always spend the extra time necessary to answer all questions before and after surgery. 

Even though he was born in Manhattan, Dr. Rodriguez is a proud south Tampa resident. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing at the beach with his family and friends, fishing and traveling.

9400 9th Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702 | P: 727-328-7700 |